Handsome Hangers

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Handsome Hangers
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Here's an attractive and practical gift you can wrap up in a jiffy: a collection of colorful padded hangers made simply from cloth ribbon and recycled plastic shopping bags.

What you'll need

  • Plastic hangers
  • 12 or so plastic shopping bags per hanger
  • Tape
  • 4 1/2 yards of ribbon (1 1/2 inches wide) per hanger

How to make it

  1. Handsome Hangers - Step 1

    To pad each hanger, wrap plastic bags evenly around it, using short strips of tape to attach them at both ends. Cover the whole hanger except for the hook.

  2. Handsome Hangers - Step 2

    Next, wrap ribbon around the plastic bag padding, starting at the base of the hook and leaving a 1-foot tail extending above it (you'll need this to tie a bow later). Overlap the ribbon enough to hide the plastic.

  3. When you get back to where you started, cut the ribbon so that you have another 1-foot tail, then tie the two ends into a tight bow.

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